1962 Ghia L6.4 Hardtop Coupe / 0305 Chassis Information

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

1962 Ghia L6.4 photograph

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Hardtop Coupe
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 0305
Engine #: 0305
Sold for $418,000 at 2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company.
Sold for $352,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Detroit businessman Eugene Casaroll transformed a Chrysler concept car into a limited-production convertible, employing MoPar mechanicals and hand-built Ghia coachwork. Though the car was short-lived (in production for just three years since its 1956 introduction), it did become the favored automobile of many Hollywood royalty such as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Peter Lawford.

By 1958, Casaroll's shipping line, which was the company's bread-and-butter, had slowed. As the end of production came into sight, Ghia designer Paul Farago drew up a second-generation model, a 'two-plus-two' fastback coupe, with lines refined by Chrysler's Virgil Exner. Ghia hand-built the body and the entire car, including the chassis, which was based on 1960 Chrysler suspension and powered by a 383 cubic-inch 'Wedge' V-8. As Casaroll's Dual Motors involvement dwindled, the new model was simply christened the Ghia L6.4, or '6.4 liter' which is the metric displacement of the engine.

The Ghia L6.4 was priced at an astonishing $13,500. The cost of production was partly due to complications of building a car in Italy and selling it in the United States. In the end just 26 examples of the L6.4 were built.

This car is chassis number 0305. It was the factory's New York Auto Show car in 1962. It was sold off the show floor to Bernard Berman, of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Berman retained this car until the early 2000s, when it was sold to its second owner. Since that time, it has traded hands just twice.

The car has nearly perfect original paint, interior, and chrome. All the original Sekurit glass is in place, as is all the original wiring and decals under the hood. The factory air conditioning is still in working condition. It has the original fitted luggage, with which this car was supplied when new. The luggage is also preserved in near-perfect condition. The odometer currently show 28,000 miles.

The engine is a 383 cubic-inch Chrysler overhead valve 'Wedge' V8 fitted with Carter four-barrel carburetors. There is a Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014


2013 RM Auctions - Monterey

Sale Price :
$352,000

2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$300,000-$350,000 
Sale Price :
$418,000

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2016 1
2015 1
2013 1
2010 1
2009 2
2007 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe
Chassis#: 0325
Sold for $313,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1962 Ghia L 6.4 Coupe
Chassis#: 0319
Sold for $577,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1962 Ghia L6.4 image  1962 Ghia L6.4 image  
1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe
Chassis#: 0308
Sold for $297,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 
1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe
Chassis#: 0305
Sold for $352,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1962 Ghia L6.4 image  1962 Ghia L6.4 image  
1962 Dual-Ghia L6.4 Coupe
Chassis#: 00320
Sold for $126,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1962 Ghia L6.4 image  1962 Ghia L6.4 image  
1962 Dual-Ghia L6.4
Chassis#: 0305
Sold for $418,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1962 Ghia L6.4 image  1962 Ghia L6.4 image  
1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe
Chassis#: 0325
Sold for $117,000
  2009 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
 
1962 Ghia L6.4
Sold for $181,500
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1962 Ghia L6.4's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1962 DUAL GHIA TWO DOOR COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction Las Vegas, NV$50,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41961 Hardtop Coupe
Chassis Num: 0309
Engine Num: 00309
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 00320
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 00320
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0305
Engine Num: 0305
Chassis information for the Ghia L6.41962 Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0319
Engine Num: 00319


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